Okavango Delta tailor made safari in Botswana

“This sample itinerary gives a glimpse of your fantasy vacation in Botswana - pick and choose your accommodation and activities to really fulfil your wildest African dreams.”

Highlights

Moremi Reserve | Cruise on the Okavango Delta | Walking safaris | Day and nighttime game drives | Flight in light aircraft over delta | Linyanti floodplains | Livingstone | Victoria Falls | Optional: fishing, white water rafting, Livingstone Island, bungee jump

Departure information

This trip can be tailormade at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary.
Our top tip:
If you're after good wildlife shots, a long lens is vital - as well as waterproof and dustproof covers to protect your camera from both the delta and the desert.
Trip type:
Private, tailor made safari.
Activity level:
Moderate.
Accomm:
Flexible - tented camps, cottages and lodges.
Solos:
Solo travelers welcome; a surcharge applies.
Included:
Accommodation, all meals, driver guide, transport, transfers, listed activities.
Vouchers
Accepted
Vacation type

Big cat specialist

Typically trips are expertly guided by a leading specialist with a good knowledge of the area to be visited. The Big Cats and other resident wildlife are the main focus of attention however most trips also incorporate other fauna and flora highlights of the destination as well. Our trips use local guides and experts and contribute to local conservation projects whenever possible.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Okavango Delta tailor made safari in Botswana

We feel it is important to use local guides on all safaris, both for you the traveler and for the local community. The local guides know the area better than anyone else does and so you get the most out of your experience. The guides and staff have regular employment, thus minimizing poverty in the area. They see the importance of tourism and will help promote the conservation of the wildlife to rest of their village. This helps combat poaching in these large tracts of land.

Botswana imposes a minimal impact strategy to their lodge structure. Most camps that we use are tented camps with little damage done to the environment. All camps are designed so that when they are removed the bush will return to its normal state after just 5 years. We use the Kwando concession on this trip which is over a million acres in total, but there are only 4 camps with a maximum of 28 tents in total so the impact on the environment is minimal.

We aim to minimise our impact on the environment as much in the UK as we would do in any of our destination countries. We do this through recycling of any office waste including, paper, plastic, cans, glass, refuse, in partnership with the Borough of Brighton and Hove. The purpose of our safaris is to contribute to local populations, communities and projects. We give our travelers advice on how to interact with the local population, flora and fauna in order to minimise any negative impact. We advise people not to bargain just for the sake of it and because it is the “thing to do”; you should pay what you feel the object is worth to yourself and the vendor, bearing in mind local cultures, society and standard of living.

Reviews of Okavango Delta tailor made safari in Botswana

You can trust Responsible Travel reviews because, unlike many other schemes, reviews can ONLY be written by people who we have verified have been on the vacations.

I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Up close and personal with the wild animals on safari

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Can be cold on the morning game drives and take DEET insect repellent. Don't have too high expectations of animal sightings and then everything is a real treat.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Very eco friendly, solar power and recycling etc. All staff were locals and seemed to really enjoy their work.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Excellent. Not cheap but we didn't need to spend any extra money except for tips and all food and drinks were good quality not cheap alternatives.

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